Jekaterina has a doctorate degree in gene technology from Tallinn University of Technology. During her doctoral years, she studied fundamental molecular biology and general transcriptional apparatus.

She obtained her MSc from Moscow Academy of Fine Chemical Technology by Lomonosov. Since then she has worked at clinical laboratories, academic institutions and R&D companies.


Jekaterina has a wide experience working with clinical material, bacteria, plants and human cell lines.

Jekaterina Kazantseva, PhD

Jekaterina Kazantseva

Kazantseva J, Sadam H, Neuman T, Palm K. Targeted alternative splicing of TAF4: a new strategy for cell reprogramming. Sci Rep. 2016 Aug 8;6:30852. 

Kazantseva J, Ivanov R, Gasik M, Neuman T, Hussainova I. Graphene-augmented nanofiber scaffolds demonstrate new features in cells behaviour. Sci Rep. 2016 Jul 22;6:30150. 

Sadam H, Liivas U, Kazantseva A, Pruunsild P, Kazantseva J, Timmusk T, Neuman T, Palm K. GLI2 cell-specific activity is controlled at the level of transcription and RNA processing: Consequences to cancer metastasis. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2016 Jan;1862(1):46-55.

Kazantseva J, Tints K, Neuman T, Palm K. TAF4 controls differentiation of human neural progenitor cells through hTAF4-TAFH activity. J Mol Neurosci. 2015 Jan;55(1):160-6. 

Kazantseva J, Palm K. Diversity in TAF proteomics: consequences for cellular differentiation and migration. Int J Mol Sci. 2014 Sep 19;15(9):16680-97. 

Kazantseva J, Kivil A, Tints K, Kazantseva A, Neuman T, Palm K. Alternative splicing targeting the hTAF4-TAFH domain of TAF4 represses proliferation and accelerates chondrogenic differentiation of human mesenchymal stem cells. PLoS One. 2013 Oct 2;8(10):e74799. 

Kazantseva A, Sepp M, Kazantseva J, Sadam H, Pruunsild P, Timmusk T, Neuman T, Palm K. N-terminally truncated BAF57 isoforms contribute to the diversity of SWI/SNF complexes in neurons. J Neurochem. 2009 May;109(3):807-18. 

Voronova A, Meyer-Klaucke W, Meyer T, Rompel A, Krebs B, Kazantseva J, Sillard R, Palumaa P. Oxidative switches in functioning of mammalian copper chaperone Cox17. Biochem J. 2007 Nov 15;408(1):139-48.

Voronova A, Kazantseva J, Tuuling M, Sokolova N, Sillard R, Palumaa P. Cox17, a copper chaperone for cytochrome c oxidase: expression, purification, and formation of mixed disulphide adducts with thiol reagents. Protein Expr Purif. 2007 May;53(1):138-44. Epub 2006 Dec 5.

Sarmiento C, Nigul L, Kazantseva J, Buschmann M, Truve E. AtRLI2 is an endogenous suppressor of RNA silencing. Plant Mol Biol. 2006 May;61(1-2):153-63.

Meloni G, Zovo K, Kazantseva J, Palumaa P, Vasák M. Organization and assembly of metal-thiolate clusters in epithelium-specific metallothionein-4. J Biol Chem. 2006 May 26;281(21):14588-95. Epub 2006 Mar 23.

Gudima SO1, Kazantseva EGKostyuk DAShchaveleva ILGrishchenko OIMemelova LVKochetkov SNDeoxyribonucleotide-containing RNAs: a novel class of templates for HIV-1 reverse transcriptase. Nucleic Acids Res. 1997 Nov 15;25(22):4614-8.